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Show what the food and drink of Dartmoor means to you
A wild, rambling area of moorland covering over 360 square miles of southern Devon, Dartmoor is often painted as an inhospitable, desolate place. In fact, the expanse of land is a fertile and fruitful national park that has been farmed successfully for decades.
Now, a film competition held in Moretonhampstead seeks to promote this image of Dartmoor: no longer a wild and oppressive place, but a place brimming with culinary and cultural delights.
Marking the 5th year of the Moretonhamptstead Festival of Food, Drink and Arts, the Made On Dartmoor competition will showcase the filmmaking talents of some of the South West's most enterprising amateur directors, as well as the best produce, agriculture and gastronomy Dartmoor has to offer.
Entrants are encouraged to use their imagination while producing a film relating to foods that are grown or produced within Dartmoor National Park. Films must be no longer than 90 seconds in length and should be submitted by midday on Monday 4th March 2013.
The competition is open to any amateur group or individual and entries will be divided into under-16 and adult categories.
There will be up to £200 of prizes to be won, but of course there is far more at stake than this. Successful entries will be screened as part of the competition's grand final, to be held at 17:00 on Thursday 21st March 2013 in the Dartmoor Suite of the stunning Bovey Castle country house, giving entrants the chance to screen their film before a distinguished panel of judges.
The winning film will also be passed on to BBC Countryfile, BBC Spotlight and ITV's regional teams. To get involved, simply grab a camera, assemble your team and set about expressing what the concept of Made On Dartmoor means to you.